Thistle do for Homecoming

Celebratory small batch gin launched

• Scottish botanicals are said to give the gin a flavour profile of “Love Hearts and Sherbet Dip”.

ONE of Scotland’s newest – and smallest – distilleries has released a heather and thistle-infused gin to celebrate Homecoming 2014.

Perthshire-based Strathearn Distillery combined the Scottish ingredients with other botanicals to create Homecoming Gin.
Hand-crafted in small batches, the gin is said to taste of “Love Hearts and Sherbet Dip” and its suggested serve is over ice with a small amount of mild tonic and no fruit.
David Lang, director at Strathearn Distillery, said the team was “delighted to have the support from Homecoming Scotland to bring out this very special gin”.
“When we were asked to create a special gin we instantly thought of the quintessentially Scottish ingredients of thistle and heather,” said Lang.
“After many late nights we came up with this delicious recipe that, to top it off, tastes a little like Sherbet Dip which many of us will remember from our childhoods in Scotland.
“It’s an exciting year ahead for Scotland with the Ryder Cup, the Commonwealth Games and many exciting Homecoming events and we hope that this wonderful gin adds to everyone’s enjoyment this year.”
Caroline Packman, director of Homecoming Scotland, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Strathearn Distillery has captured the spirit of Homecoming with this fantastic and unique flavour, infused with the most incredible Scottish ingredients including, of course, the illustrious thistle and heather.
“It is great to see so many businesses getting involved in Homecoming and we hope the events and activities across the country are really capturing the imagination of people both within Scotland and across the world. 2014 is truly a very special year.”